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The Old Man and The Sea by IgorSky - FINISHED - BOTTLE - Scale 1/72

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Hi to all!

So, one more of my projects here ...

But at first, we come back at some time ago. :)

 

Several years ago I built a boat in the 72-m-wide while staying on vacation. By the way, it is very convenient - you have the small kit, minimum of tools and you not lose your time on vacation. This boat was on the shelf of my bookcase since.

About a year ago I had got the empty bottle of Japanese whiskey with a fairly wide neck (25 mm). And this boat could be held a the throat of this bottle .

But nothing were occurred to anything but banal theme: rearmament boat spars, rigging and sails, and the replacing it all in a bottle. In general, anything interesting either in technical or in artistic terms

And I continued to explore possible options for upgrade the boat…

 

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But recently I got the kit of the figures in the scale of 1/72 based on "Treasure Island" by R L Stevenson and the another kit with the set of boat's rowers ...

My thoughts began to move toward the crew manning the boat ... So, too, is nothing special ..

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I was tormented by doubts for some time, but at some point I put the bottle, the boat and one of the figures and ... EUREKA !!! I saw a very old boat and the old Fisherman's ... My imagination added the fish, tied to the boat and a shark in the water close to the boat ...

 

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Of course, this should be a scene from book "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway and nothing else.

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Next, I found a few photos marlin and mako sharks in the Internet, again have read "The Old Man and the Sea" to refresh in memory details and started this project.

The first step is the making blank for Fish and I began to remodel the existing figure of the captain Smollett in the old man.

 

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Hey Igor

 

Really, really, nicely done!  I love it.  In fact, I can't even catch a fish, let alone make one.  And...you've done two of them!

 

Nice job on the boat, too.  Have you got any photos of its construction?

 

Nice.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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Many thanks Nils and Mark for your comments!

I do not know how will this project in its final form. New ideas and solutions come in the course of buiilding. :)

 

Next step - I did not like the details fixing the mast and decided to make they more similar to the real one.

 

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I used brass 0.1 mm for the manufacture of new parts.

 

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All of us on this forum make models. But our models do not tell a story, yours does. This is why this is art, and what the rest of us are doing are mere ... models. Very clever idea Igorsky! I have loved all your previous scratch builds, but a diorama ... in a bottle ... of one of my favourite Hemingway novels surely is the icing on the cake. This is imagination on something which is different to what most of us attempt, and I love it.

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All of us on this forum make models. But our models do not tell a story, yours does. This is why this is art, and what the rest of us are doing are mere ... models. Very clever idea Igorsky! I have loved all your previous scratch builds, but a diorama ... in a bottle ... of one of my favourite Hemingway novels surely is the icing on the cake. This is imagination on something which is different to what most of us attempt, and I love it.

Oh, thank you KeithW!

I admire the skill of many of my friends on this forum and, of course, I continue to learn and with them too. The peculiarity of this project for me is that I do not have a precise plan of all process of the building. Many of the ideas come in the construction process. And now I do not know what wiil happen in the end :)

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Hi Igor

 

I love the weathering that you've applied. Talk about character and atmosphere! Your ship and the whole story behind her, is just magical.

 

Well done.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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